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ID: 55dbc  No.860

Abraham Charles "Abe" Vigoda - February 24, 1921 – January 26, 2016

For real this time.

(I'm considering starting this as an obituaries thread; there's been so many this year already it's kind of getting overwhelming.)

ID: c3ce8  No.862

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Joseph Francis "Joe" Alaskey - "April 17, 1952 – February 3, 2016"

http://www.newsfromme.com/2016/02/03/joe-alaskey-r-p

ID: 55dbc  No.863

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Maurice White, December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016

Founder and former lead vocalist for funk/R&B outfit Earth Wind & Fire; of Parkinson's Disease.

ID: 55dbc  No.864

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David Michael "Dave" Mirra, April 4, 1974 – February 4, 2016

ID: 0090c  No.865

Wow, heckuva week.

ID: 0090c  No.866

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Yasushi Nirasawa, a character designer, has passed away from kidney failure. In the Tokusatsu genre, Nirasawa was known for his work as a creature designer. These works include Kamen Rider Blade’s Undead, Kamen Rider Kabuto’s Worms, Kamen Rider Den-O’s Imagin, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger’s Zangyack, and GARO’s Horrors.

ID: 55dbc  No.867

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Capt. Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell, September 17, 1930 – February 4, 2016

Apollo 14 member, pilot, engineer, and the sixth man of twelve to walk on the moon; of natural causes.

Six moonwalkers still survive (Aldrin, Bean, Cernan, Duke, Schmitt, and Scott).

ID: c3ce8  No.871

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ID: 55dbc  No.872

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Nelle Harper Lee - April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016

Author of To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchman; of undisclosed causes at age 89.

Should we all be so lucky as to create a single thing in our lives that's so successful, and have it be so deservedly so.

ID: 55dbc  No.873

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George Harris Kennedy, Jr. - February 18, 1925 – February 28, 2016

Actor with some 50 years of experience; best known for his role alongside Paul Newman in Coolhand Luke, and for taking a comedic turn alongside fellow fading dramatic actor Leslie Nielsen in Police Squad and later The Naked Gun series of films; at 91 of natural causes.

ID: 55dbc  No.874

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Nancy Davis Reagan - July 6, 1921 – March 6, 2016

Love her or hate her, her influence on 80s social politics is very hard to ignore.

ID: 55dbc  No.875

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Sir George Henry Martin CBE - 3 January 1926 - 8 March 2016

Legendary producer who worked with The Beatles throughout the majority of their career, from "Love Me Do" in 1962 until the end (excepting the Let It Be sessions, where Phil Spector would take over), credited with creating their sound and encouraging experimentation; of undisclosed causes at age 90.

ID: 94065  No.883

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Keith Emerson - November 2, 1944 - March 10, 2016

Legendary keyboardist and composer. Founder of one of the most popular and influential progressive rock bands of the 70's Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

Age 71. Suicide by a gun shot to the head.

ID: 573c0  No.900

http://kotaku.com/pokemon-designer-killed-in-freak-accident-1765244107

Pokemon Designer Eric Medalle, age 42, died from tree landing on his car during a wind-storm. Can't get a bead on age and biography, only that he survived by his wife and 2 daughters and recently a kickstarter was made to fund their college education (despite being 2 and 6 years old).

ID: 55dbc  No.910

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Robert Bruce Ford - May 28, 1969 — March 22, 2016

Former mayor of Toronto; far more famous for his admitted use of crack, vulgar language, erratic behaviour and tendency to assault the press; of cancer (what type is not being disclosed other than it was "rare") at age 46.

ID: 55dbc  No.913

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Garry Emmanuel Shandling - November 29, 1949 – March 24, 2016

Stand-up comedian turned comic actor, known for his 80s TV series It's Garry Shandling's Show as well as appearances in a large number of films and TV programmes; at age 66 of undisclosed causes.

ID: 55dbc  No.924

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Anna Marie "Patty" Duke - December 14, 1946 – March 29, 2016

Teenage star of The Patty Duke Show and later Valley of the Dolls, president of the Screen Actor's Guild, and outspoken advocate on mental health issues after being diagnosed with bi-polar disorder; of sepsis from a ruptured intestine at age 69.

ID: 71e10  No.925

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Ronald Balfour "Ronnie" Corbett, CBE - 4 December 1930 – 31 March 2016

Best known for his long association with Ronnie Barker in The Two Ronnies. He had been suffering from gall bladder problems since 2014

ID: 55dbc  No.952

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Doris Roberts - November 4, 1925 – April 17, 2016

Actress of stage and the small screen for 50 years; best known to modern audiences for her role on Everybody Loves Raymond.

I'll admit, she was the best 'irritating mother' character this side of Estelle Getty. Her and Peter Boyle were the high points of that show.

ID: 55dbc  No.953

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Chyna (real name Joan Marie Laurer) - December 27, 1970 – April 20, 2016

Former professional wrestler until backstage politics ruined that; later pornographic actor and focus of one of the more popular Playboy spreads ever made; of causes under investigation but not believed to be foul play at age 46.

ID: 6a603  No.954

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Prince reprtedly found dead at Paisley Park. I'm out so can't verify or detail.

ID: 55dbc  No.955

Prince Rogers Nelson - June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016

Musician, producer, actor of a sort, activist, and a lot more things, responsible for not only a legendary music career of his own but discovering and supporting numerous others including rescuing George Clinton from the throes of bankruptcy in the 1980s; had been suffering 'flu-like symptoms' for weeks according to his publicist; he was 57 years old.

ID: 0090c  No.956

>>954
>>955

Wow.

This… I mean some interesting things could happen now. From what Kevin Smith said, Prince was ridiculously eccentric and had a ton of never-released material locked away. Now that he's dead… shit, he could release more posthumous albums than Tupac.

ID: 55dbc  No.957

>>956

There's at least four complete albums he declined to release–Dream Factory, Crystal Ball, ''Camille', and an untilted "black album". God only knows, man.

And not just his own material; he produced for a lot of people. There's probably days and days of demo tapes, failed takes, aborted sessions…

ID: 55dbc  No.959

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And the third. Three in three days.

Richard Lyons - April 19, 1959 – April 19, 2016

Founder of experimental music act Negativland; of complications from nodular melanoma at 57.

ID: e73b4  No.960

>>954
The outpouring is reminding me a bit of when Robin Williams died. Lot of Prince's peers coming out and crediting him with starting their careers, saving their careers, saving their lives(Duff from Guns and Roses said his music saved him), some DJ he had at one of his parties said it got him to quit heroin, it's crazy.

I never really realized just how good of a guitarist he was. Greatly underrated. Sad day.

ID: 55dbc  No.962

>>960

Have this: Tom Petty, Dhanni Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, and Prince - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".

They give Prince the back-end solo. It's a thing of beauty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y

ID: e73b4  No.963

>>962
Yeah that solo he does in the last 3rd of the song is breathtaking. Just steals the whole performance.

ID: 55dbc  No.968

Well. And now Patton Oswalt's wife Michelle McNamara passed in her sleep last night, causes undisclosed; she was 46.

ID: ba28b  No.969

The death of Prince is a real tragedy. He had a good 10-15 years of new music and touring still left in him, I'm sure. At 57, he still looked very good for his age, but I wonder if decades of rigorous touring and non-stop working were finally starting to take their toll on his health. You weren't 25 anymore, Price. You needed to slow it down a bit. Back to back dates of things to do, all night parties, concerts that started in the AM. I doubt you wanted to go out this soon. And now its too late.

He fought WB for years for his masters, and now that he finally has them back to play with and perhaps re-release his entire catalog, he's gone. And then of course, the vault. Who now dictates what happens? I wonder if he had a will.

ID: cf171  No.970

>>969

>I wonder if decades of rigorous touring and non-stop working were finally starting to take their toll on his health


Don't forget all the substance/drug abuse. That shit can really wreck you, and you can't say Prince wasn't using any drugs at all.

ID: 55dbc  No.971

>>970

If TMZ's to be believed (and that's a thing in and of itself) the emergency landing in Moline on Saturday was so they could sock him with a 'safe shot', something you give a patient who's badly overdosed on opiates.

The autopsy is complete, and the coroner's office says there's no signs of suicide. It'll be at least a couple of weeks before the report hits the public.

ID: 55dbc  No.1000

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Morley Safer - November 8, 1931 – May 19, 2016

One of the members of the best-known "core" of the 60 Minutes anchor staff; known for his embedded coverage of Vietnam in 1965, some of the first footage that painted the war in a bleak light, so much so that LBJ ordered him screened and monitored; of undisclosed causes at age 84.

ID: 55dbc  No.1003

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John Berry - ? - 19 May 2016

Original lead singer of the Beastie Boys when they were still a nascent punk rock outfit, and credited with coming up with the band's name in 1980; left the band in 1983 and lived a relatively uneventful life after; of progressive front lobe dementia at age 52.

ID: 55dbc  No.1006

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November 19, 1919 – May 19, 2016

Long-lived actor of television and films, best known for two roles: that of Wilbur Post on Mr. Ed and more contemporarily as the voice of Scrooge McDuck for Disney, holding the role from 1974 until today (he was projected to voice the character in an upcoming reboot of the series); of undisclosed causes at age 96.

ID: 55dbc  No.1007

>>1006

Gneh, browser is acting the fool today. That's Alan Young.

ID: 69454  No.1008

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Nick Menza - (July 23, 1964 – May 21, 2016) Musician famous for playing drums in Megadeth from 1989 to 1998. Recorded four albums with the band including their most famous album "Rust in Peace".

Died at age 51 from heart failure.

ID: 2dafc  No.1009

>>1006
Real shame, I was hoping he'd keep on truckin right until age 100.

ID: 55dbc  No.1018

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Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.) - January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016

The ultimate Man Who Needs No Introduction; of an unspecified respiratory ailment at age 74.

ID: 55dbc  No.1019

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Kimbo Slice (real name Kevin Ferguson) - February 8 1947 - June 6 2016

Mixed martial artist, boxer, street fighter and sometimes actor; of an unspecified cardiac incident at age 42.

ID: 573c0  No.1020

>>1019

Don't you mean 69 within that time frame?

ID: 55dbc  No.1021

>>1020

No, I mean 42 and I managed to type '1974' as '1947' three times. >.<

ID: 55dbc  No.1025

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Gordie Howe - ''(March 31 1928 – June 10 2016)

Nicknamed "Mr. Hockey", long-time hockey superstar in the NHL, WHL, and IHL (primarily with the Detroit Red Wings) with a career spanning some 2000 games and 50 years, with numerous records in all leagues that stood until the 1990s; likely from complications from a stroke at age 88.

ID: e73b4  No.1035

>>1025
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWKFmrp9HSY
Love that commercial he was in. Interesting enough, the guy could have died on the ice early in his career when he went head first into the boards. Doctors had to do surgery to remove the pressure on his brain. They never thought he'd play hockey again. Just goes on to have the longest career. Crazy.

ID: 55dbc  No.1037

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Janet Marie Waldo - February 4, 1920 – June 12, 2016

Film and television actress from the 1940s through until just a few years ago; far better known as one of Hanna-Barbera's standby voice actors, handling Judy Jetson, Penelope Pitstop, and the titular Josie of Josie & The Pussycats; of complications from a benign but inoperable brain tumour, at age 96.

ID: 55dbc  No.1038

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Anton Viktorovich YelchinMarch 11 1989 - June 19 2016

Young actor with numerous credits, most notably in the modern Star Trek films as Pavel Chekov; discovered crushed between his car and a brick structure with no explanation and the vehicle running, at age 27.

ID: 0090c  No.1039

>>1038

Was either murder or a drunk driver. So basically murder either way.

ID: 55dbc  No.1040

>>1039

It was his own car, at his own home. The suspicion is he got out to do something and the car rolled on him. But even that's…very weird.

ID: 55dbc  No.1041

And now the LAPD has confirmed that his car was a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, one of two years recalled recently by Fiat Chrysler for having a faulty/poorly designed gear shifter that resulted in frequent rollaways. Whee!

ID: 02e23  No.1042

>>1040
>>1041
The faulty shifter in question, which is spring-loaded: https://youtu.be/SUWVYrpd-3g

ID: 55dbc  No.1044

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Garry Kent Marshall - November 13, 1934 – July 19, 2016

Prodigious director and producer with a huge list of credits on both TV (The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley) and in theatres (Nothing In Common, Beaches, Overboard, Pretty Woman); of pneumonia following a stroke at age 81.

ID: 55dbc  No.1045

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Jerry Doyle - July 16, 1956 – July 27, 2016

Best known for his role as Michael Garibaldi on cult favourite Babylon 5, Doyle also had a notable career as a libertarian radio host; at age 60, of causes not yet disclosed; an autopsy is pending.

ID: 55dbc  No.1046

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Miss Cleo (real name Youree Dell Harris, though she had at least a dozen other aliases) - August 12, 1962 – July 26, 2016

Flagship icon of the Psychic Friends Network infomercial network throughout the 1990s, until an FTC investigation closed the organization over allegations of fraud; of colon cancer at age 53.

ID: 2e87e  No.1070

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Gene Wilder (real name Jerome Silberman) - June 11, 1933 – August 28, 2016

A comic talent with a variety of roles in 40 years of working, through films like Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Younger Brother, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and Silver Streak, probably best recognized for his turn as Willy Wonka; later a supporter of the deaf and of cancer research after his wife Gilda Radner passed; of complications from Alzheimer's Disease, at age 83.

Fuck 2016.

ID: fc20c  No.1072

>>1070
I was so saddened to hear of his passing. :C And I had just seen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in theaters for a special showing. May he rest in peace…

ID: 2e87e  No.1075

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Phyllis McAlpin Stewart Schlafly - August 15, 1924 – September 5, 2016

Conservative activist and founder of the Eagle Foundation; spent three decades fighting against what she saw as the erosion of traditional values, most notably communism in the 1950s and her crusade against the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s; she was largely the catalyst for the defeat of the ERA in 1979 and the rise of Reagan in 1980; also coined the term 'traditional marriage' and rallied against women's liberation, gay rights, and transgender rights for her entire life; of natural causes at age 92.

ID: 33f8e  No.1076

>>1075

>rallied against women's liberation, gay rights, and transgender rights for her entire life


In that case, nothing of value was lost with her passing.

ID: 5a774  No.1077

>>1076
Never speak ill of the dead. It's bad manners.

ID: 2e87e  No.1078

>>1076

I wouldn't say that–her crusade was a great motivator for her opponents. Every movement needs someone the can fight against, because you can't kill thoughts and ideas. But that's something for the old dead /mur/.

>>1077

I will not celebrate someone's death, but I can certainly chose to not celebrate their life.

ID: 5a774  No.1079

>>1078
Exactly.

ID: d94f3  No.1080

>>1077
As my grandma say:
"If they were shit when they were alive, make sure you continue to see them as shit while they are dead."

ID: dd957  No.1081

>>1080

This, Phyllis was a humongous shit in her life, to the end. I won't celebrate her death but I don't see why I should show respect either.

ID: 0a1d8  No.1082

>>1046
Guess she should have seen that coming.

ID: dd957  No.1083

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ID: 0090c  No.1084


ID: de7bf  No.1085

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-P6EolKb90

I dedicate this song to goddamn 2016 for taking C. Martin Croker from us yesterday at just 54 years old…

ID: 2e87e  No.1087

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Arnold Daniel Palmer - September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016

Consummate golfer for nearly 50 years, possibly one of the most recognizable and well-known players in the sport with over 100 collected wins; at age 87 of undisclosed causes.

ID: 2e87e  No.1088

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Jack Thomas Chick - April 13, 1924 – October 23, 2016

Writer, artist, and eventual publisher of religious pamphlets that came to be called "Chick Tracts", well known for their extreme views and negative stance towards on everything from blacks and Muslims to rock music and most infamously Dungeons & Dragons; according to his publishing company's Facebook page, at age 92 of undisclosed causes.

(Dislaimer: There is some debate as to whether or not Chick exists or was the ghost name for a team of writers; he gave one interview in 1975 and has never been confirmed in a photo. The picture here is purportedly him on the left with Pastor Bob Nogalski, taken in 2006.)

ID: 2e87e  No.1089

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Peter Jozzeppi "Pete" Burns - 5 August 1959 – 23 October 2016

Lead singer of seminal 80s pop/New Wave act Dead Or Alive; later a television regular in the UK and reality show frequenter; of cardiac arrest, at age 57.

ID: 573c0  No.1090

>>1089

so the guy who sung You Spin Me Round (like a record) is dead?

Yowch. I mean his later career wasn't doing so well, but yowch.

ID: 2e87e  No.1093

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Leonard Norman Cohen CC GOQ - 21 September 1934 – 7 November 2016

Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and writer, who explored social themes and darker issues throughout a nearly 50 year recording career; at age 82 of undisclosed causes. (His death was not released to the general public until November 10th.)

ID: 2e87e  No.1094

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Robert Francis Vaughn - November 22, 1932 – November 11, 2016

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.s Napoleon Solo, The A-Teams
General Hunt Stockwell, the last surviving member of the original The Magnificent Seven, and countless other roles in decades of television and film; of acute leukemia at age 82.

ID: 2e87e  No.1095

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Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges) - April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016

Multi-award winning blues, country, and rock & roll singer-songwriter; of undisclosed causes at 74.

What a week, man.

ID: fab12  No.1096

>>1095
>What a week, man.

More like what a year.

ID: 2e87e  No.1097

>>1096

Saving that for when it's finally over.

I fear for what December's got lined up.

ID: 2e87e  No.1098

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Florence Agnes Henderson - February 14, 1934 – November 24, 2016

Co-star of kitschy TV classic The Brady Bunch and countless other shows over six decades, as well as singer, stage performer, and in later years self-parody cameo go-to; of sudden heart failure (she had not reportedly been ill) at age 82.

ID: 2e87e  No.1099

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Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz - August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016

Former Cuban president and leader of the movement which overthrew General Batista and installed a communist government in 1959, one that lasts in some form to this day; of what is believed to be colonic diverticulitis but no official cause given, at age 90.

ID: 2e87e  No.1100

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Ronald E. "Ron" Glass - July 10, 1945 – November 25, 2016

A television mainstay for 40 years, starting with Barney Miller in 1975; probably best known to this group as Shepherd Book on Firefly; of undisclosed causes at age 71.

Makin' up for lost time I see, 2016.

ID: 75cf5  No.1101

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>>1100
I loved Barney Miller. In one year, two of its leading men are dead.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonino_Fern%C3%A1ndez_Rodr%C3%ADguez
Antonino Fernández Rodríguez (13 December 1917 – 31 August 2016)
The founder of Corona beer.

ID: 2e87e  No.1102

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Gregory Stuart "Greg" Lake = 10 November 1947 – 6 December 2016

Guitarist, founding member of King Crimson, and later part of progressive rock pioneers Emerson Lake & Palmer; after a prolonged fight with cancer, at age 69.

2016 really hates ELP, geeze.

ID: 2e87e  No.1103

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John Herschel Glenn Jr. - July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016

Aviator, engineer, and astronaut, becoming the first American to orbit the planet in 1962; retired in 1964 to become a Senator, a position he held until 1999; of undisclosed causes at age 95.

ID: 2e87e  No.1104

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Alan Willis Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffery) - March 1, 1947 – December 13, 2016

Canadian actor best known for his long run on sitcom Growing Paints; actor, game show host, songwriter, narrator, father of questionably talented performer Robin Thicke; of a sudden heart attack at age 69.

ID: ff7a0  No.1105

>>1104
>On December 13, 2016, Thicke collapsed while playing hockey with his son Carter at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank, California.
Canadian till the very end!

ID: 2e87e  No.1106

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Zsa Zsa Gabor (born Sári Gábor) - February 6, 1917 – December 18, 2016

Hungarian-born actress, model, beauty queen, socialite, and template for the high-class socialite of the 1940s through the 1960s, probably best known to modern audiences for turn on Green Acres and later as a constant celebrity cameo on television, almost turning into a parody of herself; of heart failure after five years on life support, at age 99.

ID: 5a774  No.1107

>>1106
almost made it to 100. Sayonara you classy lady.

ID: 4c2ba  No.1108

>>1106

Fun fact: while Zsa-Zsa Gabor has indeed been quite an astounding woman in her youth, for some reason "gabor" became a synonym for a really ugly person in certain European countries, like Croatia and Serbia.

ID: 2e87e  No.1109

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George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou) - (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016)

Multi-award winning singer with over 100 million records sold through 30 years of work, starting as a street worker before making it big with pop duo Wham! in the early 1980s and various solo hits in 1990s; also an activist of various issues after growing uncomfortable (then recomfortable) with his role as a sex symbol; of undisclosed causes as at age 53.

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>>1106
Slight correction, it was Eva Gabor, Zsa Zsa's younger sister, who was famous for Green Acres.

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Richard George Adams - 9 May 1920 – 27 December 2016

Acclaimed author of works including Watership Down and The Plague Dogs; of as of yet undisclosed causes, likely natural, at age 96.

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Carrie Frances FisherOctober 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016

Daughter of Hollywood royalty, rose to her own successes in films such as The Blues Brothers, Shampoo, and most famously Star Wars; of cardiac failure at age 60.

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>>1110

Mea culpa. Sometimes I do these things very quickly. Also I'm kind of an idiot.

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>>1112
I was so sad when I heard the news. My heart nearly stopped when I read the post about her earlier. T_T May she rest in peace…

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>>1112
Now her mother suffered a stroke. Jesus.

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Mary Frances "Debbie" Reynolds(April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016)

Actress, singer, humanitarian, historian, and a dozen other titles over a massive career with dozens of released works; mother of recently deceased Carrie Fisher; of a stroke at age 84.

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>>1116
Fuck what a double whammy. Her heart couldn't take it.

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Dr. Donald Henderson, the man who eradicated smallpox, died this year as well, back on August 19 at the age of 87, and yet for some reason we never heard about this. Also dead as of the past few days:

- Vera Rubin, the woman who discovered the first evidence of dark matter and somehow never got a fucking Nobel, died December 25 at 88

- Broadway actor George S. Irving, also best known from our childhoods as the voice of Heat Miser, died of heart failure on December 26 at 94

- Robert L. Hulseman, creator of the red solo cup, died of health complications following a series of strokes on December 21 at 84

2016's just being petty as fuck at this point and is determined to kill as many people as possible with it.

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Tyrus Wong (October 25, 1910 - December 30, 2016)

the visual development artist for Bambi, died at the age of 106

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And that's it for 2016. When necessary, I'll start another one for 2017 and hope I don't have to visit it nearly so often.

I need more hobbies.



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